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SAIC Launches Platform That Ensures Commercial Apps Meet Government Standards

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SAIC Launches Platform That Ensures Commercial Apps Meet Government Standards

Science Applications International Corp. has launched Rugged Apps, a solution that gives government customers secure versions of commercial mobile applications and software scanning services for apps.

Rugged Apps adds extra layers of protection to software offerings to ensure that they comply with the National Information Assurance Partnership and that they will be protected against evolving cyber threats. Michael LaRouche, president of SAIC’s National Security and Space Sector, said the offering will scan and test services for popular apps to ensure that the software can be used by the military and government agencies.

LaRouche is a Potomac Officers Club member and a 2021 Wash100 winner.

Avenza Maps Pro is the first mobile application that was processed by Rugged Maps. The solution is a mobile mapping app that gives individual and organizational users additional geographic information capabilities. It also allows users to use digital maps from any source and gives teams an offline map that can be used for navigation in remote areas that have limited internet access, SAIC said.

The company launched the solution following its inaugural Rugged Apps Mobile Challenge contest in November to give commercial app developers the chance to demonstrate their offerings. HighSide, a secure collaboration and distributed data access control provider, won the event and received a $25,000 prize. More Rugged Apps challenges are expected for 2022.

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